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What is the normal normal HC range for infants? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Nov-2014
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:I am Dr XXXXXXX
User:Hi Doctor....I have a question for my 3month old baby...
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:he completed his 3 months this 15th Ocober
Doctor:Ok
User:i measured his HC today, and his HC is 38 cms
Doctor:Ok
User:i was going through the charts on internet, and it is saying me that
User:it is below 5th percentile...
Doctor:Ok
User:hence I am worried
User:on his brain development
Doctor:What was his HC during birth
User:need your help to throw some more light on this...
Doctor:Sure will help you
Doctor:what was the HC on birth
User:dont know doc
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Any complications during pregnancy or delivery
User:nothing as such...but during delivery, when nine months was completed, on sonography it was notice that cord was wrapped around his neck..and hence i was advised to go for C-section
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Is this your first pregancy?
User:yes
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Does the kid have any symptoms like vomiting, fever or seizures?
User:no
Doctor:Thanks for the details
Doctor:The Head circumference of your kid is normal
Doctor:38 cm comes in normal range for 3 month kid.
Doctor:the normal range for 3 month old kid is 37 to 43 cm
User:ok...what is the normal range for 3 month kid?
User:ok...
Doctor:so do not worry.
Doctor:Your kid is fine and having normal growth.
Doctor:Is there anything else you would like to know.
User:ok.....what should be range at completion of 4 months....also, any average at which it should grow every week,so that i can start monitoring
Doctor:Are you there
Doctor:Are you there
User:yes...doctor
User:ok.....what should be range at completion of 4 months....also, any average at which it should grow every week,so that i can start monitoring
Doctor:the normal range for 4 month old would be 38 to 44
User:also, does that mean, that higher the hC, smarter the Kid?
Doctor:there is no studies which says that the Higher the HC smarter the kid.
Doctor:Its depends on the genes of the kid. Depending on the parents his HC will grow.
User:ok....doc....
Doctor:Is there anything else i can help you with.
User:no doctor nothing...thanks
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:bye
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